Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Benefit tonight in Washington DC for hate-crime victims

Television station WJLA announced a march for three victims of assaults in Washington DC suspected of being anti-gay hate crimes.  The “Benefit for Daniel” and remembrance march (two-part event) starts at an iHOP in the Columbia Heights area of NW Washington DC, at 7 PM on Tuesday March 20, 2012.  The event finishes with a benefit gathering at the Cobalt DC on 17th Street in Washington DC.

Columbia Heights is on the Green Line, one stop south of the popular U-Street area.  It appears to be about a mile east of the Dupont Circle area. 
The Facebook page for the event is here.  Read the explanation of the event at the Cobalt there by Jason Royce (a few posts down).  

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has a story about the event in the Washington Blade March 19 here

WJLA's video report of the demonstrations Tuesday night by Autria Godfrey follows:

Marches were reported to be silent and some wore tape on their mouths.  

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